10 Aug '18, 12pm

Search Underway for Marine Who Went Overboard Near the Philippines

Search Underway for Marine Who Went Overboard Near the Philippines

An all-hands effort is underway to find a Marine believed to have gone overboard Wednesday during routine operations off the coast of the Philippines. The Marine, who was aboard the amphibious assault ship Essex with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, was reported overboard at 9:40 a.m. The incident occurred in the Sulu Sea, according to a Marine Corps news release. The Marine's family has been notified, but the service is withholding his or her identification while the search is ongoing. The ship's crew immediately responded to the situation by launching a search-and-rescue operation. Navy , Marine Corps and Philippine ships and aircraft are all involved in the search, which will continue "until every option has been exhausted," according to a post on the 13th MEU's Facebook page. "As we continue our search operation, we ask that you keep our Marine and the Marine's fami...

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